Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Operations Center Readiness Program
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the central location for coordination of emergency response activities by the Mayor/City Management and designated department heads. OEM maintains the EOC in a state of constant readiness and evaluates technological upgrades to improve EOC capabilities. The EOC serves as the location where information during a disaster is collected-and-assessed, the overall disaster situation is analyzed, and the City's response and recovery priorities are established.
Mitigation Action Plan
The City of Dallas Mitigation Action Plan is currently being drafted for compliance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Planning and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Interim Final Rule. This federal legislation requires all local jurisdictions nationwide to draft a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan to ensure eligibility for pre-disaster and post-disaster mitigation funds.
Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS)
The primary focus of the MMRS program is to develop or enhance existing emergency preparedness systems to effectively respond to a public health crisis, especially a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) event. Through preparation and coordination, local law enforcement, fire, HAZMAT, EMS, hospital, public health, and other "first responder" personnel plan to more effectively respond in the first 48 hours of a public health crisis.
Disaster Preparedness Public Education
OEM conducts emergency management outreach to increase awareness and emergency preparedness. OEM staff is available to give presentations to groups of individuals or organizations that would like to receive disaster preparedness information. To schedule a presentation please call (214) 670-4275.
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